Trying to nurse an infant with disabilities, the need-want to naturally nourish my firstborn child. My first step towards advocacy.
He had just turned two when he was diagnosed with autism. But then the unexpected discovery led to the full story.
I hate to fly. But Sometimes you must down the alcohol- I need to pregame my drinks- and enter the aircraft right foot first. I was headed to the In My Shoes event!
4 years in the making, Raising Jess a Story of Hope is finally available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble . Thank you to everyone for all of the love, support, and encouragement. Especially my (late) mother, who told/nagged me to write a book
Dear Noa, Auenty Jess is different from others you have met. We hope you will see the Jess we cherish and find all that you and she have in common. Read on to learn about the beautiful aunt/niece bond.
So, how did we do? Why not conduct an exit interview when your adult offspring move out of the house. The intention is not for us to do a better job with our future children , but to get a fair assessment (can this really be fair and honest?) of how we did as parents.
My Mom was a big fan of my writing and said, “you should write a book. But I was too busy to write a book. I had a full-time job, three kids, and three dogs at home. Jessica, as documented in many blogs, needed help with every daily life skill.
We just had our second visit since February! Sharing the Hi! Please sign-up for one blog per week!
Today was our first-time seeing Jessica after 54 days–I was not sure how this was going to play out. Jess enjoys facetiming with us, but I was concerned that she would not understand why we were unable to touch her even though we were visibly in front of her. My husband, Mitch, insisted that weContinue reading “Finally Seeing Our Daughter Jessica After 54 Days Apart”
Coronavirus has changed all our lives in so many ways. One of the saddest changes is the absence of seeing and hugging family. But through sadness, in our situation, we found some illumination and a bright light that brought a smile to my husband Mitch and myself.
Our eldest daughter, Jessica, has a rare chromosome abnormality, uses a wheelchair, and needs total assistance with all daily life skills. Jess was born in 1982 and within the year we knew that there were many developmental issues. Jess just turned 38 years old and is a joy to all who know her and loveContinue reading “Connecting with Others: Our Daughter Jessica Started My Path to Writing and Receiving”